The year is 1867, and the Southern United States is an occupied territory. Gun Law rules and corruption flourishes. In control are thieves and murderers like ruthless land baron - Brent Mallick (Corbin Burnsen) backed by corrupt politicians and their State troopers. When Mallick has cattle-owner Jack Neumann (Jurgen Prochnow) murdered by his rogue mercenaries, so that he can steal his land, retired Confederate General Jackson "Ole Devil" Hardin (Martin Sheen) calls in a group of former soldiers, "The Floating Outfit" to ensure that Neumann's feisty neighbour, Frida, is not forced to sell her land. But Mallick is willing to use all necessary means to win out and unleashes his sadistic desperados to blaze a trail of torture, lynchings and executions that only those fastest on the trigger can hope to survive.